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Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou July 21, 2014 Events, Local Activities

Oakland County Moms has partnered with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you the latest news and info on Oakland County Parks’ events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, free events, concerts, golf lessons and specials, nature programs, dog parks events, seminars, nature programs and more!

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2014

JULY OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:

Monday, July 21, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Campground Carnival – Groveland Oaks
Festive fun featuring clowns, carnival games, inflatables, climbing tower, pony rides, dunk tank, caricaturist, face painting, carnival crazy hair, DJ Dance, hayrides and an awesome variety band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Retro Resurgence – Addison Oaks
Travel back in time with tie-dying, hula-hoop dance demo and contest, bubble-gum-blowing contest, hip headbands, team games, hayrides, black light bash and an Oldies Band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

AUGUST OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS AND REC EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Country Farm Fest – Groveland Oaks
Experience farm life with flower art, straw bale candy scramble, chicken show, sheep shearing, pie-eating contest, petting farm, cow milking, corncob crafts, horse presentation, hayrides, DJ dance and a variety band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Corn Roast – Addison Oaks
Feast on grilled corn and potatoes. Jump on bouncy inflatables and create crafts. Face painters, a climbing tower, dunk tank, outdoor team games, hayrides and a country band enhance the fun. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:30a – noon
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Herbs
Herbs can really spice up our foods, and also help us cut down on salt for a healthier diet. Learn how to cook with herbs and make an herb sachet to take home and use in your own kitchen. Michigan State University Extension – Health & Nutrition www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Daisy Dyeing
By placing daisies in colored water, participants will discover how plants take up food through their root and stem to produce flowers, fruits, and leaves. Michigan State University Extension – Master Gardeners www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1p-2:45p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Tuning Your Tot Into Summer
Celebrate nature with the 3–6 year old in your family by making “Tuning Your Tot” a seasonal habit. Make memories with your child as we sing, discover, hike, craft and snack our way through a summer afternoon. During this Summer session we’ll learn about “nature’s color palette”. Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person;Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 8a-1p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Mom-to-Mom Sale
New and gently used children’s clothes and toys will be available for sale. Come and save money! If you are interesting in renting a space please call 248-858-5495 to speak to market staff for more information.

Monday, August 4, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 9:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Know Your Numbers!
Receive blood pressure and BMI (body mass index) screenings from Oakland County Health Division Public Health Nurses. Oakland County Health Division – www.oakgov.com/health. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Air Fair – Groveland Oaks
Keep your eye on the sky for hot air balloons, kite flying, hang glider display, turtle toys booth, balloon crafts, kite-making, birds of prey program, inflatable bouncers, climbing tower, team games, hayrides, DJ dance, and a rockin’ variety band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Aqua Palooza – Addison Oaks
A Wet and Wild Weekend with water wars, slip-n-slide, water balloon toss, minnow races, bubble blast, water relay races, dunk tank, paddle boat races, team games, crafts, hayrides and a groovin’ band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 8:30a-Noon
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Walking Salads
Children can taste Walking salad bowls and find out how great fresh veggies can be. Learn how to pack healthy and safe school lunches. Michigan State University Extension – Health & Nutrition www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9a-1p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Healthy Oakland Partnership ‘Family Day’
A day full of fun and physical activity. Come and enjoy inflatables, fitness demonstrations and healthy cooking recipes. Eligible participants can receive a $5 coupon good towards the purchase of fresh, locally grown produce. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10a-1:30p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Backyard Habitat
Learn about planting perennial forbs/grasses and evergreens, and plan for next spring’s plantings. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com, or Oakland Conservation District www.oaklandconservationdistrict.org.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 8p-11p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Nature at Night
Enjoy the “Park after Dark” under the light of a full moon. Discover nature’s night shift and enjoy a guided night hike, glow–in–the–dark nature craft, campfire stories and s’mores – plus – a live nocturnal animal exhibit provided by the Organization for Bat Conservation. $6/person;Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 7:30p-8:30p 
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan)
River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark
Walk the river for health and fitness on Mondays & Thursdays; all abilities welcome. No classes on June 30 & July 3, 2014. Must be 15 years of age. Drop in or sign up for the season — Receive a waterpark pass when you register for 16 sessions! Use all 16 punches yourself or share with a friend! See registration form for details. Cost: $45/16 sessions or $4/walk.

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Wonderful World – Groveland Oaks
Go around the world with global mask-making, tribal face painting, Indian henna tattoos, special puppet show, Mexican piñata busting, Chinese origami art , hayrides, DJ dance and a band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Country Farm Fest – Addison Oaks
Experience farm life with a horse presentation, straw bale candy scramble, flower art, chicken show, sheep shearing, puppet shows, farrier demonstration, hayrides and a country band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Radish – Seed to Edible Vegetable
Watch radish seeds develop into mature radishes that we eat. Michigan State University Extension – Master Gardeners www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 1p-2:45p
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Nature Sprouts
Foster your child’s love of nature at this program focused on “Nature’s Color Palette” and designed for children 3–6 years old accompanied by an adult. Indoor and outdoor hands-on nature discovery includes a hike, craft, story, snack and more. Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person; Pre–registration with payment required.Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585-0100.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 11a-3p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Car Show / Food Truck Rally
Come for the cars and stay for lunch! Cool cars of all types will be found at the County Market and great food provided by the best food trucks in town! Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7p-10p
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Oakland Uncorked
Enjoy an evening of culture and entertainment while experiencing the best Oakland County has to offer in culinary fare and fine wines. To register online, go to www.WaterfordChamber.org or call 248.666.8600.

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Retro Resurgence Weekend – Groveland Oaks
Travel back in time with tie dying, hula-hoop dance demo and contest, bubble gum blowing contest, hip headbands, Tin Can Campers (vintage RV’s), classic cars, DJ dance, hayrides, black light bash and a groovy Oldies band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Family Fun Weekend – Addison Oaks
Experience farm life with a horse presentation, straw bale candy scramble, flower art, chicken show, sheep shearing, puppet shows, farrier demonstration, hayrides and a country band. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10a-2p
Orion Oaks Dog Park (2301 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360)
Low Cost Vaccination Clinic-Orion Oaks

Vaccination clinic presented by All About Animals. Rabies, canine distemper, bordetella, feline distemper and feline leukemia vaccines available for $10 for each vaccine. Heartworm test and microchips are $20 each. Flea prevention, heartworm prevention and dewormer will also be available. Everyone is welcome, no residency requirements. Rain or shine. For pet safety, please bring dogs on a leash and cats on a carrier. Cash preferred; Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted. For more information, call 1-586-879-1745.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10a-2p OR 2p-4p
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
NatureFit: Kayak/Try It!
If you want to try kayaking, this beginner’s program is for you! Learn kayaking basics and take a tour of beautiful Crooked Lake. In addition, enjoy a guided nature hike. Water and snack provided. Suitable for ages 11 through adult. Space is limited—register early! This is the third program of our 2014 “NatureFit” series at Independence Oaks. $5/person;Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, September 1, 2014 at 1p
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Labor Day Weekend – Addison Oaks
The last hurrah of holiday camping. Camper activities include bingo, clowns, face painters, pony rides, puppet shows, inflatable kid zone, magic show, sport games, hayrides and outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10a through Sunday, September 1, 2014 at 1p
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Labor Day Weekend – Groveland Oaks
The last hurrah of holiday camping. Camper activities include bingo, clowns, face painters, pony rides, puppet show, inflatable bouncers, magic show, sport games, DJ dance and outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please note that most activities take place on Saturday; specific schedules are posted at the campground, or call the park directly for details.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8:30a-Noon
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Canning Info
Is canning safe? Does freezing destroy vitamins? Learn all about food safety and preservation. Michigan State University Extension – Health & Nutrition www.oakgov.com/msu. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Contact: Market staff at 248-858-5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

For more information on Oakland County Parks events and registration, visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS:

Addison Oaks County Park
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Catalpa Oaks County Park
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, Michigan
248-858-0916

Groveland Oaks County Park
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

Highland Oaks County Park
6555 Milford Road
Highland, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Independence Oaks County Park
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48348
248-625-0877

Lyon Oaks County Park
52221 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, Michigan 48393
248-858-0906

Orion Oaks County Park
2301 Clarkston Road
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
248-858-0906 or 248-625-0877

Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex
29601 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-589-2294

Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 East 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-858-0918 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre
Madison Heights, MI  48071
On Dequindre just North of 13 Mile
248-541-5030 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Rose Oaks County Park
10400 Fish Lake Road
Holly, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Springfield Oaks County Park
12451 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, Michigan
248-858-0916

Waterford Oaks County Park, County Market, Greenhouse, Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, Michigan 48328
248-858-0916 (Activity Center)
248-858-0906 (Administration Offices)
248-858-0918 (Waterpark)
248-858-0915 (BMX)
248-858-0916 (Lookout Lodge)
248-858-5495 (Oakland County Market)

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS GOLF COURSES:

Glen Oaks Golf Course
30500 13 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-851-8356

Lyon Oaks Golf Course
52251 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
248-437-1488

Red Oaks Golf Course
29600 John R
Madison Heights, Michigan
248-541-5030

Springfield Oaks Golf Course
12450 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, MI 48350
248-625-2540

White Lake Oaks Golf Course
991 N Williams Lake Road
White Lake, Michigan 48386
248-693-2700

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS CAMPGROUNDS:

Addison Oaks Campground
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Groveland Oaks Campground
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS NATURE CENTER:

Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park)
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI
248-625-6473

OAKLAND COUNTY MARKET

Farmers Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
248-858-5495
Farmers Market – 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May – December: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Year round – Saturday
Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Year-round: Sunday

MOBILE RECREATION
248.858.0916
Unique ‘recreation on wheels’ units are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Buses, stages, bleachers, and GO Adventures! are available year-round. The units are perfect for  birthday parties, neighborhood events, libraries, schools, day cares, senior centers, summer concert series pre-shows, festivals and events! Units available for 2012 include: GO! (Get Outdoors) Adventures (Fish, Cache, Paddle); Climbing Tower; Retro Games; Inflatables (three packages); Stage; Bleachers; and Buses.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See our Events / Activities tab for more events, activities and things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan.

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